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Dr. Ben Carson says of all the cars he has owned, his favorite is a 2012 BMW 335i. This sporty sedan is often celebrated for its peppy turbocharged engine and nimble handling, but that's not why this sedan gets Carson's vote. This BMW, he says, saved his life.

"In 2012, he was on his way to a hospital in Baltimore and another car ran a red light and rammed right into him," says a spokesman for Carson. "The car was totaled. Carson was pulled out of the car with nothing more than a couple of minor scrapes and bruises. The cops said he should have been dead." At the time, Carson worked as a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins University and was scheduled for surgery later that day. The police pried open the trunk so Carson could retrieve his briefcase and then drove him to the hospital so he could perform his surgeries.

The BMW 3-series ranks as one of the safest among 2012 upscale midsize cars, outranking the Lincoln MKZ, Lexus HS and Infiniti G37 with its excellent crash test scores.

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